a year of jazz-not-jazz

My, what a great year 2005 was. Musically speaking. Otherwise it was quite gruesome with natural disasters, terror attacks, increasing surveillance, root kits etc. But jazz-not-jazz is mainly a website about music that’s why the focus is on the great music one could discover last year. So instead of a best-of list, which would look a little bit different each time I’d think of it, here’s a list of all in-depth reviews and interviews of 2005. And believe me each album and single release reviewed here has its moments and is worthwhile.
A sincere thank you to all the readers who vistited jazz-not-jazz in 2005 and to all the artists who supported this site so far. I wish you all a successful, healthy and peaceful 2006.

Quantic One Off’s, Remixes And B Sides
Nostalgia 77 Octet Seven’s And Eight’s
Dione Taylor Open Your Eyes
Carmen Lundy Jazz And The New Songbook - Live at the Madrid
Down To The Bone Angel Baby/ Wildfire Woman (remixes)
Cafe Soul All-Stars Urban Jungle (Blaze Remixes)
Cafe Soul All-Stars Love Pages
Markus Bader One Week With Jhelisa (DVD)
Robert Mitchell’s Panaces Trust
The Fatback Band feat. Bah Samba Spanish Hustle
Various Stay On The Groove 20 Modern Funk Anthems
Amy Banks When The Sun Comes Out
Amana Melomé Indigo Red
Chris Rob The Official Bootleg Vol. I
Russell Taylor Soulstar Vol. II
Tim Jackson Next Of Kin
Don-e Try This
Nuwamba Above The Water
Motown Disco
Vikki Wright Tales From The Amazon
Ian The Way
Dwele I Think I Love U
Bah Samba feat The Fatback Band Let The Drum Speak
LAL Warm Belly, High Power
Steve Spacek Space Shift
Alice Russell My Favourite Letters
HVW8 presents Music Is My Art
Legends Of The Underground Original Soundtrack
Shaun Escoffery Move Into Soul EP
Geoffrey Williams Somewhere On A Beach
Si*Se More Shine
Juliet Kelly Delicious Chemistry
Nnenna Freelon Blueprint Of A Lady - Sketches Of Billie Holiday
Carleen Anderson Soul Providence
Alison David I Believe
Sounds Of Blackness Unity
JC Hopkins Biggish Band feat. Queen Esther Underneath A Brooklyn Moon
Laurnea I Remember
Soul Movement Get Away
Yewande Evolution
H2O Productions While U Wait
Naima Shamborguer A Blossom Sings
Bah Samba feat. Isabel Fructuoso Calma
Jonnie Polyester & K-Boy Ten Percent
Ty Causey Love Notes
Gary G Jenkins The Other Side
Kloud 9 - Yearning 2 Love
Brigette - Starlite Lounge
Nublu Records 10? Sampler
Down To The Bone - Spread Love Like Wildfire
Tyme - A Matter Of Time
Rob Thorsen Trio/Quartet - Moon Ray
Tia Imani Hanna - The Book Of Tia Chapter One
Will Wheaton - Old School Soul
Ronee Martin - Come On Through My Door
Sunny Sumter - Rite Of Passage / Freedom Sampler
Various - Southport Weekender Vol. III
Koren Washington - The Experiment
Simon Grey The Galáctica Suite
The Liegeman 4 track EP
Shaun Escoffery Long Way Home
Marlon Saunders A Groove So Deep The Live Sessions
Brian Patneaude Quartet Distance
Event Review Moodymann Live In Manchester
Steve Butler featuring Ron Haynes Something For The People
Changamiré Only Human
Shapes Red & Art Of Disco
Nadir Distorted Soul 2.0
Blaze Presents Underground Dance Artists United For Life Keep Hope Alive
Souheaven Presents Blaze
Monique Debose Choose The Experience Vol. I
David Murray Gwotet (Yoruba Soul Mix)
LAL Brown Eyed Warrior/Dancing The Same
Angela Johnson Got To Let It Go
Anthony Nicholson Necessary Phazes
Quantic Soul Orchestra Pushin’ On
Lois Deloatch Closure
Bobby Blanco And Miki Moto Black Sugar
Blaze presents UDA feat. Barbara Tucker Most Precious Love
Shayna Steele
Mamayo The Game
George Duke Duke
Michael Adkins Infotation
Alice Russell Under The Munka Moon
Various Artists 10th for Kyoto Jazz Massive
Olu Beautiful Place
Verna Francis Down To Earth
Val Watson Live At The Funk Lounge
Val Watson Urbal
Anthony David 3 Chords & The Truth
Various Artists Verve Remixed 3
Speak In Tones Subaro
Various Artists One More Music Of Thad Jones
Curtis Mayfield Mayfield Remixed
Tim Terry The Tim Terry Experience
Martha Redbone Skintalk
Danny Krivit In The House
Mark De Clive_Lowe Tide’s Arising
Raw Artistic Soul What About Love
Solar Suns Of Cosmic Consciousness
Michael Johnson The Servant Master
Julie Dexter Conscious
Bah Samba 4
Misty Oldland Forest Soul
Chicago Soul Sessions Vol. I
Al Green Everything’s OK
James Love Invitations
William Galison And Madeleine Peyroux Got You On My Mind
Greenlaw Ave Time And Energy
Conya Doss Just Because
Beautiful Nubia Awilele
Joey Negro In The House
Ola Onabule In Emergency, Break Silence
George Gee Big Band Settin’ The Pace
Ladysmith Black Mambazo No Boundaries
Yellowjackets Altered States
Fertile Ground Black Is


Amana Melomé
Robert Mitchell
Russell Taylor
Amy Banks
Chris Rob
Tim Jackson
Ian Martin
Vikki Wright
Carleen Anderson
Juliet Kelly
Nick Murray from LAL
Nicole and Mark Hamilton (h20-Productions)
Naima Shamborguer
Luke Bass (Soul Movement)
Gary Hines (Sounds Of Blackness)
Alison David
Ronee Martin
Kloud 9
Tia Imani Hanna
Down To The Bone (Stuart Wade)
Rob Thorsen
Steve Harvey
Marlon Saunders
Will Wheaton
Koren Washington
Wayne Hunter aka DJ Smash
Brian Patneaude
Steve Butler
Lois Deloatch
Val Watson
Monique Debose
Angela Johnson
Yolanda Charles (MamaYo)
Verna Francis
George Duke
Michael Adkins
Shayna Steele
Mark De Clive-Lowe
Anthony David
Misty Oldland
Tim Terry
Stewart McKenzie
Bah Samba
Greenlaw Ave
Beautiful Nubia
James Love
Conya Doss
Juliet Kelly
Ola Onabule
Joey Negro


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